I have lived and worked in the Las Vegas Valley for almost 20 years. I am originally from the Buffalo NY area and have held clinical licenses in NY, OH, and NV.
My focus in counseling my clients is to identify patterns in thinking and behavior that lead to problems and to assist clients in developing strategies to change those patterns. I try to combine warmth and compassion with honest confrontation of unhealthy patterns to promote empowerment and accountability. Common themes in therapy include the belief that a healthy body contributes to a healthy mind and vice-versa, human connection is an important part of our struggles and successes in life, and the way we see the world and our place in it is integral to change.
I do not hold a specialized license in addiction/substance abuse treatment and therefore do not work with substance abuse issues.